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Brian Wilson Announces 2016 ‘Pet Sounds’ 50th Anniversary World Tour

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Music legend Brian Wilson has announced a 2016 world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Originally released on May 16, 1966, Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. With more than 70 dates being confirmed, and several previously announced dates selling out in record time, Wilson and his band will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin when they kick off the tour this Spring. Concert stops include dates in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, and Portugal followed by a full U.S. tour later this Summer and Fall. Fans can expect a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. Ticket presales begin January 27 with the official onsale January 29 in most markets. Additional dates and special events to be announced. For up-to-date information, please visit www.BrianWilson.com.

In 1965, with the Beach Boys out on tour, Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles Rubber Soul, he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the bands’ then commercial sound, the resulting “concept album” Pet Sounds achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape and hit the Top 10 in the US while topping the charts in the UK.

“It’s really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing Pet Sounds 50 years ago,” says Wilson. “I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world.”

Brian Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. For more than half a century, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from his imagination into glorious song. Wilson brings this ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others.

Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes. Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and the No. 1 smash “Good Vibrations” made The Beach Boys America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.

Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 11of his own albums released to date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the ’60s, Brian Wilson Presents… SMiLE.  The album earned Wilson his first GRAMMY® for a recording, which was followed by his second GRAMMY® win for producing The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions. With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out tours in recent years, and with The Beach Boys, he celebrated the iconic band’s 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and acclaimed studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio.

In 2015, Wilson released his latest solo album No Pier Pressure (Capitol) and was the subject of the critically acclaimed, award-winning biopic Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate). Directed by Bill Pohlad, starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, Love & Mercypresents an unconventional portrait of the music legend. Set against the era-defining catalog of the music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for his song “One Kind Of Love” featured in the film.

Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee.  As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS PET SOUNDS 50th ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR: 
 
DATE                     CITY/STATE                      VENUE
March 26                Auckland, Australia            Civic Theatre
March 28                Byron Bay, Australia          Bluesfest
March 29                Sydney, Australia               Sydney Opera House – SOLD OUT
March 31                Sydney, Australia               Sydney Opera House
April 3                      Melbourne, Australia         Palais Theatre
April 5                      Adelaide, Australia            Adelaide Entertainment Centre
April 7                      Perth, Australia                  Riverside Theatre
April 12                   Tokyo, Japan                      Tokyo International Forum
April 13                   Tokyo, Japan                      Tokyo International Forum
April 15                   Osaka, Japan                      Orix Theater
April 30                   Austin, TX                            Levitation Festival
May 15                    Bristol, UK                           Collston Hall
May 17                    Birmingham, UK                  Symphony Hall
May 18                    Cardiff, UK                           St. Davids Hall
May 20                    London, UK                          Palladium
May 21                    London, UK                          Palladium
May 24                    Manchester, UK                   02 Apollo
May 26                    Edinburgh, UK                     Usher Hall
May 27                    Glasgow, UK                        Royal Concert Hall
May 29                    Newcastle, UK                     Sage Gateshead
May 31                    Liverpool, UK                       Philharmonic Hall
June 1                     Nottingham, UK                   Royal Concert Hall
June 4                     Barcelona Spain                  Primavera Festival


BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS PET SOUNDS 50th ANNIVERSARY U.S. TOUR:
 
DATE                       CITY/STATE                          VENUE
June 14                    Burlington, VT                        Flynn Center for the Perf. Arts – SOLD OUT
June 15                    Portland, ME                          Merrill Auditorium – SOLD OUT
June 17                    Boston, MA                            Symphony Hall w/Boston Pops Orch.
June 18                    Boston, MA                            Symphony Hall w/Boston Pops Orch.
June 19                    Lenox, MA                              Tanglewood – Koussevitzky Music
July 1                      Las Vegas, NV                        Hard Rock Casino
July 9                      Phoenix, AZ                            Celebrity Theatre
July 15                    Elizabeth, IN                           Horseshoe Casino
July 17                    Council Bluffs, IA                    Horseshoe Casino
July 20                    Kansas City, MO                    Muriel Kauffman Theatre
July 21                    St. Charles, MO                      Family Arena
July 22                    Tunica, MS                             Horseshoe Casino
July 23                    Bossier City, LA                      Horseshoe Casino *(featuring Blondie Chaplin)
September 13         St. Petersburg, FL                  Mahaffey Theatre
September 14         Hollywood, FL                        Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
September 17         Nashville, TN                         Ryman Auditorium
September 19         Charlotte, NC                        Blumenthal PAC
September 20         Washington, DC                    The Music Center at Strathmore
September 21         Red Bank, NJ                        Count Basie Theatre
September 23         Philadelphia, PA                   Tower Theater
September 25         Easton, PA                            State Theatre
September 27         Wallingford, CT                     Toyota Presents at Oakdale
September 28         Buffalo, NY                            Univ. at Buffalo – Center for the Arts
September 30         Detroit, MI                               Fox Theatre
October 2               Minneapolis, MN                    Orpheum Theatre
October 4               Denver, CO                            Paramount Theatre
October 7               Portland OR                           Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
October 8               Seattle, WA                            Paramount Theatre
October 10             Arcata, CA                              Humboldt State Univ.- Van Duzer Theatre
October 13             San Francisco, CA                 Masonic
October 14             Lake Tahoe, CA                     Harrah’s Casino


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